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Bitot's spots

noun Bi·tot's spots \bē-ˈtōz-\

Medical Definition of BITOT'S SPOTS

:  shiny pearly spots of triangular shape occurring on the conjunctiva in severe vitamin A deficiency especially in children

Biographical Note for BITOT'S SPOTS

Bi·tot \bē-tō\ , Pierre A. (1822–1888), French physician. Bitot's description of the spots now known as Bitot's spots was first published in 1863.

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